Common Name: Platy
Latin Name: Xiphphorus variatus
Origin: Eastern Mexico
Temperature: 75-80°F (23-27°C)
Ease Of Keeping: Extremely easy
Aggressivness: peaceful, though males may chase females
Adult Size: 2.5 inches 6.5 cm
Minimum Tank Size: 10 gallon
Feeding: vegtable matter and occational meat
Spawning Method: livebearer
Platies are the best beginner fish! Colorful, friendly and their water quality forgivness make these guys the best.
A more advanced aquarist could possibly breed a new variety.